View of Earth with an accurate background star field, made with OpenSpace visualization software.

Museum gives tour of our dynamic planet, followed by outdoor star party

April 11, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Celebrate Earth Day early with a visually compelling tour of our dynamic planet when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts a live presentation featuring new NASA-funded real-time visualization software called OpenSpace, on Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. in the SECU Daily Planet Theater. Following the presentation, visit the Museum’s outdoor facility for a… Read More >

Race: Are We So Different? featured exhibition

“RACE: Are We So Different?” Explores Reality – and Unreality – of Race

April 6, 2017

Award-winning exhibition opens April 22 at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to… Read More >

Photo by Karen Bell.

“Stilled Life,” photography by Karen Bell, Friday, March 31 through April 30 at the Nature Art Gallery

March 28, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Stilled Life,” photography by Karen Bell, Friday, March 31 through April 30. A reception will be held in honor of the photographer on Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. inside the Gallery. Bell has been exploring natural curiosities – dead birds, feathers, insects,… Read More >

States of Matter presentation at the 2016 Triangle SciTech Expo.

Robot basketball among innovations showcased at Triangle SciTech Expo, April 8

March 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Would you like to control a basketball-playing robot on a drive to the hoop? Use forensic science to solve the age-old question, “who’s your mummy?” Or help rebuild downtown Raleigh out of LEGOS? You can, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Triangle SciTech Expo, Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m…. Read More >

Gamera movie screenshot

Explore Gamera and the science of flying space turtles at Museum’s Final Friday, March 31

March 21, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Variously depicted as a fire-breathing prehistoric tortoise or a bio-engineered sea turtle capable of outer space flight, Gamera, the hard-shelled monster twin to Godzilla, leaves a lot to unpack, science-wise. Enter his world, and the world of Japanese monster or “kaiju” movies, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “The Science… Read More >